Declare His glory among the Nations Presidents address to the
2018 assembly Psalm
96: 1-13 is similar or part of the composition contained in 1 Chronicles 16: 23-33.
The entire composition in the Chronicles account is linked to David when the
ark was brought to Jerusalem and set inside the tent that David pitched. 1
Chronicles 16:7 “That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this
psalm of thanks to the Lord”. The Psalm calls for people to praise God (verse
1-3, 7-10a, 11-12a) and gives reasons why God is worthy of praise (verse 4-6,
10b, 12b-13). God’s
reign gets spectators and awakens those who are sleeping. No wonder the Psalm
brims with imperatives: three times we are told to sing, and after that to bless,
tell, declare, ascribe
and worship. This Psalm is
motivational. It moves people to proclaim God’s mercy and might. In Part 1 (verse 1-3) God’s people get their marching orders. First, we are
to “sing a new song”
(verse1). This suggests that a remarkable act of divine…
As I reflect on the past year at the start of this New Year I can't help but give thanks to the Lord for the many opportunities we have as Christian women to share the Gospel in our country every day. One of the highlights of last year was an amazing trip with a group of fellow Baptist Women to India. Together we shared many highs and lows and came back to South Africa grateful for the many blessings we have that we take for granted so often. I would like to share some of the things I am grateful for:-
1. For people who gave sacrificially so that we could go on the journey.
2. For new friends
3. For comfortable transport
4. For the lack of consistent traffic congestion
5. For animals that live in the country and not in our shopping areas
6. For Shopping malls or as one of the ladies exclaimed"Up with South Africa Spar, Pick n Pay, Checkers "
7. For monkeys that live in the veld and not my neighbourhood.
8. For beautiful and gracious people we met
9. For renewin…
LORD BRINGS HIS MOURNERS TO SIT AT A FEAST. Oil
was largely used by Orientals upon festive occasions. The oil which makes man’s
face to shine was associated with the bread which strengthens man’s heart, and
the wine which makes glad the heart of man, (Ps 104:15), because these are the
chief provisions of a banquet. Before the feast, or during the entertainment,
the guests were refreshed with perfumed oil which would be either poured upon
the head, or furnished for anointing the face. It was part and parcel of a
great feast. And what a
feast it is! For who is your host? The Lord of life and glory, Himself, ordains
“the feast of fat things, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees
well-refined.” “The King sits at His table.” It is His table and He sit at it!
It is a great thing to dine with a king, but what must it be like to be daily
eating bread at the table of the King of kings? Let the joy bells ring in your
soul at the very thought, for you are already come to t…